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Old 10-16-2007, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Do you consider it a genuine art form?

Do you think its an eyesore?

Do you miss the completely bombed out trains?

Do you like some graffiti but hate most of it?

What do you think about scratchiti?

Do you think its all great.

Let's talk about it.




For me...

Yes it can be art.

Some of it is quite ugly.

Some of those trains looked great, well the outside at least.

Pretty much. Most of it is just vandalism.

Scratchiti is just vandalism.

No, most of it is ugly.

 
Old 10-16-2007, 09:17 PM
 
Location: New York City
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It sucks. It's dirty. It's not art. It's vandalism. Just a bunch of poverty stricken folks hoping to signify that their neighborhood blows or that they want it to blow.

In the last month, I've seen a spike in grafitti in my neighborhood. Luckily, it's cleaned up within a week by the amalgamated security (I think it's them). I actually know (not personally) the guy in the neighborhood who does most of the grafitti. I'm turning him in next time I see him do it.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 09:44 PM
 
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As long as they put the grafiti in an art gallery where art belongs, and not on someone else's property. I have no problem.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Originally Posted by NooYowkur81 View Post
Do you consider it a genuine art form?

Do you think its an eyesore?

Do you miss the completely bombed out trains?

Do you like some graffiti but hate most of it?

What do you think about scratchiti?

Do you think its all great.

Let's talk about it.
Yes; yes; no; no; "scratchiti" is pure vandalism, as is graffiti.

If young people want to tag something, tag a piece of paper or that free textbook the New York City public school system loaned you this year, but not my property or anyone else's for that matter.

Graffiti, unfortunately, will always be a constant in New York. I am impressed, however, at how the subways cleaned up nicely in the 1990s. Beautiful job! Too bad these punks figured out the whole scratchiti thing.
 
Old 10-17-2007, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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Here are some graffiti blasts from the past:


YouTube - graffiti vs vandal squad New York old school


YouTube - vandal squad
 
Old 10-17-2007, 06:42 PM
 
Location: manhattan
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I can't stand it.
 
Old 10-17-2007, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I hate graffiti. Whats the motivation for it? I'd be in favor of corporal punishment for graffiti artists, flogging them or something might work.
 
Old 10-17-2007, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Now in Houston!
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I hate it too. And I hate the fact that it is everywhere. Grafitti and litter are the two things that make NYC ugly.

In other cities, there seems to be less of it, even in "bad" areas.

We live in a relatively "low grafitti" area. But why are certain objects, such as mailboxes and plywood construction walls, always covered in grafitti?

Anyone heard of "The Splasher"? Someone is "vandalizing" grafitti, that is considered "art" with splashes of paint. What irony.
 
Old 10-17-2007, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Queens
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Do you consider it a genuine art form? Yes

Do you think its an eyesore? Depends on where it is placed

Do you miss the completely bombed out trains? No

What do you think about scratchiti? I don't think it even deserves a name

Do you think its all great. Depends

It looks cool as hell depending on where it is done. There's graffiti everywhere but less of it as you head downtown Manhattan. Riding the El's to the outer boroughs, you can see the most graffiti. I've seen a lot even in Yonkers/ Mt. Vernon, also northern Staten Island.
 
Old 10-18-2007, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Graffiti is a form of art. Hell, it has been around since the ancient Roman times. Though, it can be ugly seeing it in an area that is has no place being like on the subway. But graffiti is a part of life in the city. Just gotta get used to it.
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